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Just another 'me too' synth? Not quite...
The best in simulated space
The unflappable DAW finally opens its stable to third-party developers, but should we be more careful what we wish for?
The latest version of this much-talked-about DAW
We're all in favour of groundbreaking, forward-thinking plug-ins, but when they're done right, simple synths can sometimes be sensational...
Computer MusicJanuary 28, 2015, 11:00 GMT
The Drop's staggering wealth of functionality, sensible design and great price make it a no-brainer for any producer who uses filters.
Computer MusicJanuary 23, 2015, 11:37 GMT
These are truly exceptional recordings that composers and soundtrack producers will get endless mileage out of.
Computer MusicJanuary 22, 2015, 11:13 GMT
Xosphere is well up to Sample Logic's usual high standards, making all manner of evocative noises, from delicate and beautiful to ground-shaking and terrifying.
Computer MusicJanuary 21, 2015, 11:01 GMT
At this price, we highly recommend it as a versatile, reliable accompaniment to any laptop or iPad DJ setup.
Computer MusicJanuary 20, 2015, 11:01 GMT
One of the coolest, most platform-appropriate mini-DAWs on the App Store - a focused, fun and frequently inspirational mobile musical notepad.
Computer MusicJanuary 19, 2015, 16:36 GMT
Bring some of that legendary Eventide magic to your tracks with this beautiful sounding and hugely configurable reverb.
Computer MusicJanuary 19, 2015, 11:22 GMT
Cubase Pro 8's innovative new features and smoother performance represent a further step forward for this superb DAW.
Computer MusicJanuary 16, 2015, 11:07 GMT
While not as flexible as a 'proper' synth, The Riser makes creating FX more or less quick and painless.
Computer MusicJanuary 15, 2015, 15:50 GMT
Hard to get into for non-programmers, but rewarding for the dedicated, Plug'n Script is an interesting new tool for DIY audio.
Computer MusicJanuary 14, 2015, 11:05 GMT
Another tasty and affordable extreme processing plugin from Sinevibes, albeit one very much tailored for dirty electronica.
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